This story and the pic appeared in the December 2013 Westport Wave. We live in Cleone and Kibesillah is one “town” to the north of us making the story of particular interest to me. “As you likely know, the former town of Kibesillah predated Westport as the largest Caucasian settlement in our area, having been started in … Continue reading
Every year about this time our small town is packed with visitors for the whale run along the beautiful coastal trail. That being so I thought a few pics of whales taken off of our coast would make an appropriate blog. [Click on any photo to enlarge.]
Whilst the Union Lumber Company (ULC) loaded lumber off of the 980 foot long pier in Soldier Bay off of Fort Bragg lumber was also loaded “under the wire” off of the cliff on the north side of the Noyo River. Here’s the pics I have collected showing loading in progress: [Click on the photos … Continue reading
First a map of McKerricher State Park: Among this week’s dirty washing I found this old word doc: “When I was attending college I worked as a Park Aide for two summers with the California Department of Parks and Recreation. As the official driver of the park garbage truck, I traveled to all three of … Continue reading
I know, I know it’s a lousy photo. I got it from a blog entitled the Westport Wave. The story below the pic was written by a gentleman named Thad Van Beuren and it appeared in the March 2013 post. Here’s Thad’s (edited) commentary on the pic …….. “This month I’d like to share a photograph … Continue reading
We were recently given an exquisite O scale model of CWR’s M80 – see pic below. I thought I had a bunch of colour photos of M80 but can’t find ’em. You can read about M80 in our main website here. There’s also an “addendum” in this blog. I do have a couple of … Continue reading
They say a picture is worth a zillion words …………. When I saw this I felt VERY insignificant.
Alas I know not where this vid was taken. What I do know is that it shows just how a few of the “old-timers” – men and women ran a sawmill. Very nice.